Fahy

An Fhaiche

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Fahy

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         204.65 acres / 204 acres, 2 roods, 23 perches

 

Baptism and Marriage records for Clifden R.C. Parish 1821-1881

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Fahy  (no records)

Map

Galway Library for Fahy

1670 Down Survey for Fahy

Logainm for Fahy

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Fahy

 

1911 Census for Fahy

Overview of Fahy in 1911

There were 11 houses in Fahy and they were all occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2, 3, 6-8 and 11 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 1, 4, 5, 9 and 10 were 3rd class. House 10 had 1 room and 1 window in the front. House 1 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 4 and 9 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 2, 3, 7, 8, and 11 had 1 or 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 6 had 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were 11 out buildings in the townland, 3 stables, 5 cow houses, 2 piggeries and a turf house. There were a total of 50 people in the townland at that time, 23 males and 27 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Dunning.

 

Heffernan

The head of the first family in Fahy was Thomas (90) and he had been married to Mary (63) for 39 years and they had had 7 children with 6 of those surviving. They lived in the house with 3 of their children, Anne (28), John (24) and Michael (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Michael, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Anne and John could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and John and Michael were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Heffernan.

 

Conneely

Festy (45) was listed as the head of this family and he lived with his wife of 5 years, Ellen (25) and they had 3 children, Mary (4), John (3) and Patrick (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festy could speak both Irish and English and both parents could read and write. Festy was a farmer and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Festy Conneely.

 

Conneely

Patrick (40) lived in house 3 with his wife, Honoar [sic] (20) but there were no details of for how long or how many children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. And Patrick spoke Irish and English and both could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Conneely.

 

Conneely                                                         (additional surname: Davin)

House 4 was home to 2 widows, Honor Conneely (80) and her sister, Mary Davin (100). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and a piggery. The landholder was Honor Conneely.

 

Roache                                                                       (additional surname: Murray)

Thomas (75) was the head of this household and he had been married to Celia (72) for 40 years and in that time they had had 8 children with 7 of those surviving. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Mary (22) and Michael (20) and also a niece, Katie Murray (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Celia spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and a turf house. The landholder was Thomas Roache.

 

Davin                                                              (additional surname: Coursey)

The head of this family was John (72) and he was married to Celia (60) and had been for 40 years and during that time they had had 10 children, of which 8 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their children, Thomas (18) and Celia (14) and also John’s mother-in-law, Celia Coursey (90). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Celia (60) and Celia (90) spoke Irish and English. John was a farmer and Thomas was a farmer’s son. Thomas was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and a cow house. The landholder was John Davin.

 

Heffernan

William (40) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Jane (38) for 8 years and they had had 4 children, John (7), Mary (6), Patrick (3) and Bridget (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. William spoke Irish and English and only John could read and write. William was a farmer and John was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was William Heffernan.

 

Mullen

Of the 7 members of this household, Martin (78) was the head and he had been married to Anne (69) for 50 years and they had had 10 children but only 4 of those had survived. They lived in the house with their daughter, Ellen (30), their son, Thomas (33), who had been married to Mary (34) for 7 years and had 3 children and 2 of those had survived, Martin (5) and John (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 grandchildren, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Thomas and Mary could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Martin Mullen.

 

Holleran

Thomas (45) lived in house 9 with his wife of 6 years, Catherine (35) but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Catherine could speak Irish and English and both could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Holleran.

 

Holland

Luke (75) was listed as being the head of this family in house 10 and he had been married to Bridget (74) for 40 years and they had had 2 children and both had survived. They lived in the house with their son, Michael (34). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Luke was a farmer and Michael was a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Martin Mullen.

 

Halloran                                                          (additional surname Conneely)

The widow, Mary (70) was the head of the last family in Fahy and she lived in the house with her son Michael (39), her son-in-law, Thomas Conneely (42) who had been married to her daughter, Delia Conneely (40) for 9 years and they had had 5 children with 4 of those having survived, Mary Conneely (8), Ellen Conneely (5), Delia Conneely (3) and Jane (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Michael, who was born in America. Mary (70), Michael, Thomas and Delia (40) spoke Irish and English and they, as well as Mary (8), could read and write. Michael was a general labourer, Thomas was a farmer and labourer and Mary (80 was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a piggery. The landholder was Mary Halloran.

 

1901 Census for Fahy

Overview of Fahy in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 10 houses in the townland of Fahy and that they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all 3rd class dwellings and constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3, 5, 6 and 7 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and the rest all had 2 rooms and 2 windows. There were 11 out buildings consisting of a stable, 3 cow houses, a piggery and 6 barns. There were a total of 50 people I the townland at that time, 24 males and 26 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Sweeney.

 

Davin

The widower, Michael (61) was the head of the first household and he lived in the house with his son, John (23). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but they could not read. Michael was a farmer and John a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was Michael Davin.

 

Davin

There were 9 members of this family and John (60) was the head and he was married to Celia (50) and the shared the house with 7 of their children, Bridget (22), Michael (18), Ellen (15), Catherine (12), Honor (9), Thomas (7) and Celia (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All, apart for Celia (3), spoke Irish and English. Ellen, Catherine, Honor and Thomas could read and write. John was a farmer, Bridget and Ellen were farmer’s daughters, Michael was a farmer’s son and Catherine, Honor and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Davin.

 

Roche                                                              (additional surname: Gavin)

Thomas (50) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Celia (48) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Mary (17), Celia (16), Festus (14), Celia (12) and also a boarder, Winifred Gavin (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and Celia (48), Mary and Celia (12) could not read, Thomas could read only and all the others could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Mary and Celia (16) were farmer’s daughters, Festus was a farmer’s son and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Roche.

 

Conneely                                                         (additional surname: Davin)

The widow Honor (70) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Patt (31), her daughter, Mary (25), her brother-in-law, James Davin (80) and her sister, Mary Davin (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patt and Mary could read and write. Honor was listed as being a farmer, Patt was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and James was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Honor Conneely.

 

Courcey

The head of the family in house 5 was Michael (83) and he was married to Celia (75) and they shared the house with their son, Joseph (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Michael was a farmer and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Michael Courcey.

 

Holland                                                           (additional surname: Joyce)

Patt (75) was the head of this household and he was married to Ellen (60), and they lived in the house with their daughter, Margaret (30), their son John (25) and Ellen’s sister, Betty Joyce (65). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Margaret could read and write. Patt was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Patt Holland.

 

Holland

The head of this household was Luke (50) and he was married to Bridget (55) and they lived in the house with their son, Michael (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but none of the family could read. Both Luke and Bridget were listed as being farmer’s and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Luke Holland.

 

Heffernon [sic]

There were 7 members of this household and the head was Thomas (75) and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Thomas (23), Anne (19), Catherine (16), John (13) and Michael (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With exception of Catherine, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Anne, John and Michael could read and write. Thomas (75) was a farmer, Thomas (23) was a farmer’s son, Anne and Catherine were farmer’s daughters and John and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Heffernon [sic].

 

Halloran

Festus (60) was the head of the household in house 9 and he was married to Mary (56) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Delia (25) and son, Patrick (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Festus was a farmer, Delia was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Festus Halloran.

 

Mullen

The head of the last family in Fahy was Martin (69) and he was married to Anne (50) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Catherine (23), Thomas (21) and Ellen (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Ellen, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Catherine and Thomas could read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer, Catherine and Ellen were farmer’s daughters and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. The landholder was Martin Mullen.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Fahy

William Levingston leased 18 tenements on 203 acres, 3 roods and 15 perches of land to the following: Francis Halloran paid £3 10s for his share of the land and 10s for a house and office, Philip Coyne paid £1 18s for land and 7s for a house and Margaret Holland paid £1 17s for land and 5s for a house. Matthew Mongan paid £2 for land and 8s for a house, office and forge, Peter Corbett paid £2 for land and 5s for a house and John Walsh paid £4 for land and 7s for a house and office. John McDonagh and Michael Sweeney each paid £2 for land and 5s for a house, John Davin (Pat) and John Davin (Michl) jointly paid £2 for land and 8s for a house and office and Luke Davin paid £2 for land and 12s for a house and office. Michael Joyce leased a house for 5s and land for £2, Bridget Davin £2 for land and Morgan O’Donnell paid £4 and 10s for a house and office. Thomas O’Donnell and John Davin (Tom) paid £2 for land and 5s for houses, Anne Flaherty paid £2 for land and 10s for a house and office and Thomas Flaherty paid £2 for land and 5s for a house. Martin Lee leased a house from Bridget Davin for 10s, Eney [sic] Halloran leased a house from John Walsh for 7s, there was a vacant house and office belonging to John Davin (Pat) and John Davin (Mick) with an annual ratable valuation of 8s and Bridget Sweeney leased a house and a 1 rood garden from John McDonagh for 3s for the garden and 5s for the house and there was also 1 rood and 20 perches of waste land in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Fahy

The Down Survey name for this area was Towerskehin & Loghanna. The owner in 1641 (pre Cromwell) was Edmund O’Flaharty, a Catholic and in 1670 (post Cromwell) was Thomas Cunny, a Protestant.

 

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